New Round of Rad Mom Group Coaching!

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Rad Moms:

  • Does your life feel completely out of balance?
  • Have you lost touch with whom you are as an individual?
  • Do you feel stuck or unsatisfied with the way things have been going?
  • Having trouble with planning and staying organized?
  • Ready to take back control of your life and become more fulfilled?

 

It’s time to take positive action to living a more fulfilled and joyful life, ladies.  Let’s do this.

 

The Rad Mom Coach is launching the next  6-week program for moms who answered yes to any of the questions above.  And it’s all done on the phone from the privacy of your home.  You don’t even have to wear pants!

Regularly priced at $450, six of you will join the program for only $249.  That’s less than $42 per session.  Crazy cheap.

The program includes:

  • Six, 1-hour phone group sessions with 5-7 other mothers who know exactly how you are feeling.
  • One, 30-min INDIVIDUAL coaching session to help you clarify how you want to live with more balance and fire for life.
  • Weekly workbooks to help you dig into what makes you joyful and to set goals towards living with more balance.
  • A private Facebook group designed for the six mommas to support and interact with one another between and after sessions. This group will remain in place if mommas want to plan to stay in touch or continue your relationships after we finish up.
  • Accountability to help you actually follow through with the actions that you want to take in your life.

 

Each session will have a general topic and the freedom to talk about anything on our mom’s minds.  Topics covered include:

  • How to reconnect with yourself and become clear on your vision for your life.
  • How to take charge and become the driver of your life instead of the passenger.
  • How to find a healthy balance and practice self-care (say what?!).
  • How to make your schedule work for you.
  • How to eliminate barriers that have been getting in your way.
  • And one session where the group decides what to work on!

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Kacey Kaufman, CPC, LCSW-R, ELI-MP aka The Rad Mom Coach at (kacey@theradmom.com) or reply to this message.  We will then schedule a short phone call where we will decide if you are a good match for the group.  Don’t procrastinate because the group should fill up quickly!

 

What Happens When We Don’t Allow for Mommy Time?

[Ever write an entire blog without saving it and then logging back onto your computer to post only to find that it is missing and not listed in the trusty “document recovery” section of Word but then it magically appears there two weeks later? Weird! Me too! So if this post seems like it was written a few weeks ago, that’s because it totally was.]  So, without further ado…

 

 

 

At one point or another, I hear from every coaching client that they sometimes find themselves being short and reactive with their little ones. Snapping at their husbands. Feeling moody or just blah. I often hear the words, something is just missing in my life. Aaaaaand I’ve felt it.

There is a message being sent to you during these times Very surprised screaming housewifewhere you just don’t feel like yourself. Can you hear it?

My little guy has had two back-to-back illnesses so lately we’ve spent A LOT of time at home. Taking him to outdoor space hasn’t been an option due to the snow-slush-ice-bullshit EVERYWHERE (hostility? Naah. ). So, we have cancelled all of our activities (therefore my daytime adult interaction), take treacherous and brutally slow and slippery walks over mounds of said bullshit just to get out of the house and make the best of it.

Sometimes self-awareness doesn’t come quite as quickly as we’d like. Sometimes you don’t notice until the tears start rolling or the screams start detonating (or until you realize you haven’t brushed your teeth/hair or changed out of your pajamas until 3PM- not that I can relate to this in any possible way) that something needs to change.

We all get very engrossed in our lives. So much so, that it can be difficult to remember to take a moment to do a self-check.

Ask yourself, “how am I doing?”- just like you might regularly ask a loved one.

Chances are, if you are feeling totally overwhelmed, stuck, reactionary, temperamental, unfulfilled, disengaged, etc., your answer to that question might surprise you.

The next question I have for you is:

When is the last time you attended to your OWN needs? When did you last do something to nurture your soul, your body, your spirit?

The messages we’re being sent when we are acting so out of character are often that we aren’t taking care of our own needs.  You all know what happens when we don’t allow for mommy time. We become the less-than-amazing mommies that we all strive to be. We snap at our children a little easier and aren’t as present in our relationships. We are more negative. We struggle with motivation. And the list goes on and on.

What would it feel like to take a walk alone with headphones or just in silence? How would it feel to bring a book or journal to the coffee shop for a half hour… ALONE? What would a night out with the girls or your partner do for your mood? A meditation or yoga class? A mani-pedi? When is the last time you allowed for some kind of self-expression?

There are endless ideas to consider when thinking of restorative, “me” time. And it all doesn’t have to cost money. Perhaps ask your partner to watch the little ones for a half hour. Or ask another mommy to swap a few hours sitting one another’s kiddos. I’m sure she could use some alone time too!

We have to open our minds for solutions and sometimes get creative. It’s easy to focus on the problem of “not enough (time, money, friends, babysitters, etc).” when the truth is that if you really value self-care (and I HOPE YOU DO!), and you stop making excuses then you will make this happen in some way.

So stop making excuses. Stop ignoring your own needs. You are more than a momma. You are a person who has her own needs and deserves time to herself. Working or SAHM. Let’s all remember to check in with ourselves and nurture the complex individual women that we sometimes forget we are.

Do You Know Who You Are as a Parent and Individual?

Stepping into the crazy world of parenting is the ultimate immersion experience. You’ve prepared, read the books, talked to your friends. You think you have a pretty good grasp of how profoundly different your life will be. Then…the baby arrives. Only now you can truly appreciate the magnitude of what has just happened.

From the moment the beautiful bundle of joy/need/bodily fluids is in your arms, your life is immeasurably different. Although you love your little humans from every cell of your body, finding ways to balance the nurturing demands of Motherhood and identityyour children while keeping the other aspects of your life together and quasi-functioning is just so incredibly… freaking… hard.

We all have periods of parenting where we’re in the weeds. The hefty demands of it all often leave many mothers (and fathers) feeling overwhelmed, lost, and unfulfilled. This life transition can very easily trigger a loss of the sense of self for many women. Hands down, the number one thing I hear from my clients is that during this crazy season of life, she just doesn’t recognize herself anymore- her identity has been sacrificed in the mothering role.

I have the pleasure and honor of working with bad ass women who are seriously not okay with this. They accept the need to redistribute some of their energy on reclaiming their joy and nurturing the self.

Every woman would agree that she is not the exact same person that she was before her children came along. Having kids changes you at your core. I am reminded of the quote by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh:

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

Although you have changed, you are not lost. You are evolving. You are opening new layers of identity. Grieving the loss of your former life is normal, healthy, expected. It opens up space and opportunity for discovery and redesign. After becoming a parent, our previously accepted core values, belief systems and our prior pursuits are challenged. However; with every challenge is an opportunity. A beautiful opportunity is occurring for you right now. Right in this moment, you can decide to redefine who you are and you can decide to discover and honor the aspects and activities of life that make you feel alive. Right in this very moment, you can decide to evolve with intention and to begin a whole new chapter of your life filled with authenticity, confidence and joy.

What are you waiting for?

“Finding Balance in the Mommy Role” Workshops in Brooklyn!

“Finding Balance in the Mommy Role”

 

Class Details:

Kacey Kaufman, AKA The Rad Mom Coach, partners with mothers to redefine and rediscover that precious sense young mother and baby lying in bedof life-balance that is so easily lost in the challenging role of motherhood. In this 60-minute workshop, The Rad Mom Coach shares how to:

  • Identify your barriers to finding a healthy balance and then kick their asses.
  • Learn your own formula for finding fulfillment.
  • Clarify and honor your priorities.
  • Understand the role of guilt.
  • Fulfill your self-care needs.
  • Set realistic goals to reclaiming your joy.

During the workshop, you will be given a workbook to take home. Also included in the price is a follow-up, individualized phone coaching session which will give you the much-needed inspiration to ensure that you are honoring yourself. We’ll see how you’ve implemented your workshop knowledge into your day-to-day life and if you haven’t, we’ll use the session to identify what has gotten in your way!

 

Price:

$30- Includes workbook and a one-on-one personalized, follow-up phone coaching session.

 

Upcoming Dates (more dates in Carroll Gardens, Bed-Stuy and other BK neighborhoods coming soon!):

When:  Monday October 20, 2014 7:00-8:00PM

Where:  Caribou Baby

272 Driggs Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222 map

(347) 460-BABY (2229)

www.cariboubaby.com

Register here or email Kacey@theradmom.com

 

 When:  Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:00-8:00 PM

Where:  baby/mama (Bay Ridge)

9002 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209 map

718-238-2354

www.babymamabk.com

Register here or email Kacey@theradmom.com

 

When:  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:00-8:00PM

Where:  SuperFrench (Bed-Stuy)

521 Halsey St

Brooklyn, NY 11233 map

347-762-5578

www.superfrench.com

Register here or email Kacey@theradmom.com

 

About the instructor:

The Rad Mom Coach, Kacey Kaufman, CPC, ELI-MP, LCSW-R is a certified life and transition coach as well as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Human Development/Family Studies at Indiana University and her Masters of Social Work at Rutgers University.  She is a proud graduate of one of the premiere coaching schools in the world, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  She is also a master practitioner of Energy Leadership Index.  Kacey’s passions lie in empowering women to push their limits and in being authentic in her mothering role.  She resides in Brooklyn, NY but her laugh can be heard for miles.  Learn more about her at her website at www.theradmom.com or connect with her on Twitter (www.twitter.com/radmomcoach) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/theradmomcoach).